by Marc Malkin | Thu., Feb. 13, 2014 11:23 AM
HBO's new dramedy Looking is about to get, um, explosive.
We're not giving you all the details, but if you watch the new episode on Sunday, you'll see Jonathan Groff giving some major O-face duriing an eye-popping sex scene with Raúl Castillo.
(For those who don't know, the series centers on a group of gay friends living in San Francisco with Groff leading the ensemble as Patrick, a video game developer navigating dating and romance.)
"You can't lie in those scenes," Groff told me at the Savannah College Art and Design's aTVfest. "You can't fake those scenes."
Mission accomplished—his bedroom romp with Castillo looks anything but fake!
"The great thing about me and Raúl is that we both come from the theater," Groff said. "We're both very comfortable with our bodies, very comfortable with each other, [we were] very comfortable being naked together from the beginning. That builds a lot of trust. We built a lot of trust between us so you could really go there and we totally went there in that scene."
Their straight female director of photography, Reed Morano, was very impressed.
"She was in the bed with us," Gorff said. "We were in bed and there she was in bed capturing what was happening…She said, 'This is the hottest sex scene I've ever experienced shooting.'"
On finding his O-face, Groff cracked, "It took years of practice."
Costar Murray Bartlett, who plays Dom, had a similar scene in the first episode.
"You just try to put yourself in the moment and let it happen," the hunky Aussie said. "It's the best way to get your O-face."
It also helps when it's a closed set like it was for his wham-bam-thank-you-man scene. "You get in there and you basically have a sock covering your junk," Bartlett said. "You're in there basically naked with these people. I feel like once you're in that sort of situation, your inhibitions sort of drop away. You just focus on what you're doing in the scene, which is try to make it as truthful and organic as possible."